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As Iraqis protest against state, tribes make a comeback

Baghdad - Iraqi protesters have clashed with police and torched government offices, a premier has resigned and precious blood spilt. As modern institutions collapse, a centuries-old force is making a comeback: Iraq's tribes.

In Iraq, tribal traditions rob women, girls of rights

Amarah - Two weeks into Mariam's forced marriage to her cousin according to Iraqi tribal custom, she desperately doused herself in fuel, flicked on a lighter and attempted suicide by self-immolation.

New York court dismisses Namibia genocide compensation suit

New York - A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia.

In Iraq, bloody tribal custom now classed as 'terrorism'

Baghdad - A bloody, age-old custom used by Iraq's powerful tribes to mete out justice has come under fire, with authorities classifying it as a "terrorist act" punishable by death.

Hotel hunting: mission impossible in tribal Iraq

Ramadi - In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honour.

Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police

Baghdad - Policeman Ahmad regrets the day he detained a motorist at a checkpoint for possession of a gun without a licence, bringing the weight of Iraqi tribal customs down on his head.

EU to enlist Libyan tribes to stem migrant flow

Valletta - The European Union is to enlist the help of nomadic tribes in southern Libya to stem the flow of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Malta's premier said Friday.

Iraqi tribesmen battle IS inside Fallujah for second day

Baghdad - Iraqi tribesmen battled Islamic State group militants inside their Fallujah stronghold for a second day Saturday, a significant challenge to longstanding jihadist control that may be undermined by a lack of supplies.

Iraq tribesmen clash with jihadists inside IS-held Fallujah

Baghdad - Deadly clashes erupted between Iraqi tribesmen and the Islamic State group inside jihadist bastion Fallujah on Friday, a sign their longstanding hold on the city west of Baghdad is weakening.

IS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar: elder, UN

Baghdad - The Islamic State group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said Wednesday.

18 killed in Egypt clan fighting

Cairo - At least 18 people were killed in tribal clashes in Egypt on Saturday, security officials said, prompting police to send reinforcements to quell the unrest.

Review: Nina Raine's drama about deafness, 'Tribes', debuts in Toronto Special

Toronto - Winner of a few major 2012 awards in both London and New York, Nina Raine's play “Tribes” is a powerful examination of communication issues between the deaf and the hearing. Too bad that Canadian Stage's new production doesn't always get it right.

Pro-Gaddafi attack on Ras Lanouf. A warning of tribal warfare

More people died in yesterday's attack on the Ras Lanouf oil refinery, than did in the last week on the front line in Bani Walid and Sirte. The incident could spell the beginning of a move away from civil war to insurgency and tribal warfare.

Peru decides to protect isolated tribes near Brazil border

Authorities in Peru are going through with a plan that will protect isolated tribes in the Amazon rainforest against the threat of illegal logging, after repeated warnings about their plight.

Brazil sees traces of more isolated Amazon tribes

Far more Indian groups than previously thought are surviving in Brazil's Amazon rain forest isolated from the outside world but they risk extermination at the hands of encroaching loggers and miners, experts said on Wednesday.

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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes bat...
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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Sylvia (Holly Lewis) and Billy (Stephen Drabicki) sign each other in Nina Raine s  Tribes   running ...
Sylvia (Holly Lewis) and Billy (Stephen Drabicki) sign each other in Nina Raine's "Tribes", running at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre.
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